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Schumer Name Meaning

German: unexplained. North German (Schümer): nickname from Middle Low German schumer ‘good-for-nothing’, ‘vagabond’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Schuder, Schomer, Schummer, Schuler, Schermer, Scher, Schmeer, Schuur

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Where is the Schumer family from?

You can see how Schumer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schumer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schumer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Schumer families living in Alberta. This was about 47% of all the recorded Schumer's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Schumer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schumer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schumer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schumer. 22% of Schumer men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Schumer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schumer were Truck Driver and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    17%
  • Maid
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schumer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schumer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schumer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 731 military records available for the last name Schumer. For the veterans among your Schumer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schumer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schumer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schumer in 1962 was 58, and 90 in 2004.

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